|There are many things to love about living in New York, including neighborhoods like Greenwich Village.|
We’re featuring the “Best Of” Tracy’s New York Life every Friday this summer. I wrote this blog in 2013, shortly before I celebrated six years living in Manhattan. I’m now on year number seven, and I still wouldn’t want to live any place else in the world.
Why I Still Love Living in Manhattan
My Manhattan pipe dream came true nearly six years ago when I arrived on the Upper East Side. Some days that feels like decades ago, and other days, just yesterday.
I can’t recall if I thought about how long I’d live here when I moved in 2007. Would it be a two-year plan? Five-year? Lifetime? I’ve obviously moved past the five-year timeframe, but I’ll have to get back to you on the lifetime option.
Though I was slightly apprehensive about the move, I knew I couldn’t give up the chance to live in New York, especially since I had attempted it many times previously. This final time was different though –– no matter how imaginary it seemed –– it was real. I had to go for it, or I’d regret it for the rest of my life.
I wasn’t convinced that I’d like living in New York City. I mean, it’s one thing to visit the Big Apple and take in all those activities people do when coming to NYC as tourists. It’s another thing to live the ups and downs of daily life here for a long period of time. I’ve always loved Manhattan as a place to visit, but once I settled in, I realized that I loved it more as a place to live. Continue reading:
|I love New York more as a place to live than a place to visit.